Over the past year I’ve been inviting some of my favorite voices online (and beyond) to guest DJ during my weekly radio show on SIRIUS/XMU. For those of you sans satellite radio we’ve been turning the sets into an ongoing mixtape series. This week we catch up with Los Angeles’s own Clifton Weaver, aka DJ Soft Touch, who, along with Oliver Wang of Soul Sides, is my favorite rare soul, funk and r&b selector. I’ve never once heard the man spin without taking down at least  few notes that had me digging for weeks. I promise you his set here is no exception.

Soft Touch will be guest hosting the second hour of my show this Friday. Mixtape download and details after the jump…


Download: AD Presents :: DJ Soft Touch, A Mixtape (129mb)

The Samurai – Fresh Hot Breeze Of Summer
Lena Rios – Eu Sou Eu Nicuri O Diabo
Nat Turner’s Rebellion – Love, Peace & Understanding
Frankie Beverly’s raw Soul – Understanding
Johnny Gamboa – P Gut
James Brown – Talkin’ Loud & Sayin’ Nothin’
Howlin’ Wolf – Smokestack Lightening
Slim Harpo – I’ve Got My Finger On The Trigger
Ike & Tina Turner – Bold Soul Sister
Gloria Bouschell – Don’t Make Me Get Another Man
ZZ Hill – Think People
The Equals – Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys
The Rustix – Feelin’ Alright
Tom & Dito – Amanhanga
Wess & The Airedales – Black Out
Gulden Karabocek – Dokunma Leyfine Yalan Dunyanin
Jimi Hendrix & Curtis Knight – Happy Birthday
Assagai – Telephone Girl
Bo Diddley – Bite You
The Jordan Singers – Lord Have Mercy
The Dutch rhythm Steel & Show Band – Down By The River
The Three Degrees – Collage

22 Responses to “AD Presents :: DJ Soft Touch, A Mixtape”

  1. This is SICK.

  2. oh, hell yes. Clifton never disappoints. thanks AD

  3. BOOM!

  4. oh hell yes. this is awesome.


  6. Yeah, this is nice, but I need a Mondo Summer mix.

  7. Feeling this mixtape

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  9. Great mix. Thanks!

  10. AD: dopest mixtape purveyors on the internet

  11. NICE!

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  13. thanks for these gems, gentlemen. indie the way it should be done.

  14. I can’t love this mix enough. I had never heard The Samurai, i have a new favorite in The Dutch Rhythm Steel & Show Band, and so many others i knew the artist well but never heard the song. “Collage” is amazing! should have been the A-side… Wow.
    Thanks for these.

  15. […] to the first installment of Clifton’s Corner. Every other week on the blog Clifton Weaver, aka DJ Soft Touch, will be sharing some of his favorite spins, old and new, in the worlds of soul, […]

  16. Clifton is my all time favorite DJ. I’ve watched him play for an hour and a half all on 45’s, for real. Dang he knows his stuff.

  17. […] to the second installment of Clifton’s Corner. Every other week on the blog Clifton Weaver, aka DJ Soft Touch, will be sharing some of his favorite spins, old and new, in the worlds of soul, r&b, funk, […]

  18. […] really enjoyed the intermission music by DJ Soft Touch! For the past few years, CLIFTON AKA DJ SOFT TOUCH has made a name for himself as a DJ with a wide […]

  19. What can I say!? Heavy heavy mix. Been hearing good things about you from friends but had to listen for my self. I’m impressed!

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  21. […] up quite a few records that I intend on airing ASAP. So, as a kind of reboot, this installment will be like my first effort. Consider it more of a mixtape. (NOTE: These mp3s were digitized from vinyl. Please excuse any […]

  22. […] lit up to celebrate the life of resident DJ Music Man Miles (Rootdown/Breakestra).  Clifton aka DJ Soft Touch (Sonic, Underground, Transistor) was getting his funk looking classy -as always- on the dance […]

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